headshots009Born in Boise, Idaho when it was still a little backwater town, I’ve confused my city-raised parents with my love of horses, cowboys and all things rodeo. I began by collecting Breyer statues, pretending I was a horse and, of course, reading everything I could about horses.

Years of begging finally convinced my mom and dad to give in and buy me my very own real live horse, a two-year-old buckskin gelding named Gypsy. He wasn’t very broke or very pretty, but with this sweet animal, they’d fulfilled my wildest dreams. He was the beginning of a life filled with good rodeo friends and talented horses.

After several years of honing my training skills in high school and junior rodeos, I began barrel racing in the Northwest and Idaho Cowboys Association-sanctioned rodeos. Just like in my books, that’s where I met my Bronc Rider. And just like in my books, it was love at first sight. We’ve traveled to rodeos throughout the Northwest while I ran barrels and my cowboy rode bucking horses and later team roped.

barrelraceThe words, Romance Beneath a Rodeo Moon, are special to me. Adding a realistic view of rodeo and ranching along with hot cowboys and happily-ever-afters to my Western Romance was what I had in mind when I started writing.

Along with my love of all things horses, I’ve always been an avid reader. When I found western romance, it was love at first word.

The Bronc Rider and I have three adult children, a beautiful, smart granddaughter and Biggest, Middlist and Littlist, our grandsons. Now I’m a ranching grandma, teaching my grandkids about the animals and sport I love.

We live on a farm located along the Oregon/Idaho border, where we raise hay, horses and cattle, with the help of Cisco, the wonder horse, Dizzy Dottie, the Border Collie, and two registered Munchkin cats, Magic and Martin.

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